Category : Blog

The Economic Impact of Facebook’s App Economy

We’ve seen some flavor of these headlines across pretty much every tech, social and business outlet over the course of the last week: “Facebook Apps Have Created 182,000 Jobs in U.S. Economy”; “Facebook App Ecosystem Gives Economy $15.7B Boost.” The headlines are based on a study, The Facebook App Economy, which was published by the Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) at the University of Maryland. The professors conducting the study in fact interviewed us at Nanigans in their research, with the […]

Red Sox vs. Rays: AL Wild Card Contenders on Facebook

October is just a few days away, which means Major League Baseball playoffs are almost here. Leading up to these playoffs is a race for the American League wild card spot, currently tied between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. In the beginning of September the Red Sox had a nine game lead in taking the wild card spot in the playoffs, but some depressing losses since (yes, we are headquartered in Boston) have kept baseball fans on the […]

Facebook’s f8 Keynote: What it Means for Developers & Marketers

We’re at f8 in San Francisco today, with the keynote speeches just concluding. After an entertaining opening with comedian Andy Samberg masquerading as Mark Zuckerberg, the real “Zuck Dawg” (as Samberg called him) took the stage to deliver the true keynote. Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor and VP Product Chris Cox followed, along with brief cameo CEO appearances from Spotify’s Daniel Ek and Netflix’s Reed Hastings.  Overview of Announcements Two major announcements were made at f8: (1) introduction of the Timeline and (2) development of the […]

Who’s Tuning In to f8 Live?

Yesterday morning changes to Facebook’s News Feed went live. Whether you love the changes or hate them, there are more — and likely more dramatic — Facebook updates and announcements slated for today. Rumors have been circling for weeks about the additional product announcements that Facebook will make at their annual f8 Developer’s Conference, which kicks off in a half hour (12:30pm EST, 9:30am PST). We were curious about who is most interested in catching the live streaming of f8, so we dove […]

2011 Emmys Winners: Who’s Gold on Facebook?

Did you catch the Emmys last night? The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded their favorite actors, directors, producers and writers 2011at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards. On the series front, 2011 Emmy award winners include: The Amazing Race (best reality competition), The Daily Show (best variety, music or comedy), Downton Abbey (best miniseries or movie), Mad Men (best drama) and Modern Family (best comedy). We were curious how these five shows compared on Facebook. How many Americans cite interest in each of […]